Welcome to the future of sustainable agriculture

Welcome to the future of sustainable agriculture

When the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) was launched in 2014 it leveraged partnerships with over 40 influential organisations, such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Bank, that wanted a platform to show the world how technology gives us the only real chance of feeding nine billion people without destroying the environment.

Now in its fourth edition, GFIA is the world’s largest showcase of sustainable agriculture innovations for increased profits and environmentally responsible farming practices. Unlike other major agriculture events, GFIA is uniquely committed to meeting the needs of both large and smallholder farmers by presenting the best available and emerging solutions with the potential to deliver higher yields without damaging our natural resources and climate.

GFIA is not only a forum for key stakeholders to discuss policy, strategy and solutions for a food secure future, but a live marketplace for suppliers to meet thousands of farmers and procurement managers from government, food producers, agri businesses, NGOs and cooperatives.

GFIA 2016: A remarkable

6,503 attendees from
81 countries
249 exhibitors from
41 countries
862 meeting
requests sent
71% of visitors found
products they wanted to buy
80 new innovations
79% of exhibitors
planning to return in 2017
33% more visitors
than 2015
40 globally significant

International collaboration

Held in strategic partnership with the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, GFIA works with over 40 globally significant partners committed to using GFIA as a catalyst for change.

Upcoming events

With the global edition of GFIA now firmly established in Abu Dhabi each spring, the team behind GFIA has been busy planning a series of smaller, focussed regional events to serve communities of innovators and food producers all over the world. 


GFIA GLOBAL: 20-21 March 2017, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, United Arab Emirates


GFIA EUROPE: 9-10 May 2017, Jaabeurs Expo Centre, Utrecht, the Netherlands


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